PW advances to the round of 8 with a win over Gainesville, FL

PW wins 33-19

Philadelphia Whitemarsh Rugby Football Club defeated Gainesville, Florida this afternoon 33 to 19 to advance to the elite round of eight remaining teams in the country. The win was a total team effort with five different players scoring on the afternoon. PW will play Syracuse tomorrow. The winner will travel to Colorodo in a few weeks time to compete in the final four.

Live Twitter feed from the match

  • PW about to kickoff to Gainesville!
  • Early penalty kick for PW. Rosato converts. 3-0 PW.
  • PW controlling play but knocks it on just over the 50
  • Another penalty kick for PW. Rosato misses just right. Still 3-0.
  • PW scrum 15m out.
  • PW awarded penalty and knocks the ball on on the goalline.
  • Andrew Fusco scores on a feed from Conway Maraki! 8-0 PW.
  • Bob Haller in the corner 13-0
  • Gainesville scores and converts 13-7
  • PW off a 5 meter scrum scores, misses conversion 18-7
  • Rosato converts on a penalty 21-7
  • Halftime 21-7 PW

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  • Defensive stand by PW still 21-7
  • Kev with a stolen lineout and touches it down 26-7 missed conversion
  • Gainesville touches down and converts 26-14
  • Conway with a yellow card, Gainesville in PW end
  • Gainesville knocking on the door but knocks it on. About 5 min remaining.
  • Gainesville 5 meter scrum stolen by PW, ran out of bounds at the 22.
  • Gainesville scores and misses conversion. PW lead is 7. 26-19.
  • Back to full strength. Under 3 min remaining.
  • PW scrum just over midfield.
  • Haller runs it in! 31-19 PW!
  • Conversion good and that's a final.
  • PW wins 33-19! Advances to play Syracuse RFC in USA Quarterfinals tomorrow
  • PW v Syracuse 11:15am »